I think gift sets are not only the easiest things you can give to those on your list, but they'll also be well received if you choose them correctly. Some people might think that a gift set feels a bit impersonal or lazy. But honestly, who doesn't want a box or package full of their absolute favorite things? I know I wouldn't be mad at that.
Luckily for the beauty-obsessed person in your life, there are so many different gift sets out there. Got a friend who never skips their skincare routine? There's a set for them. Or maybe you want to give a makeup set to the person in your life who is always experimenting with their looks. If you know someone who loves to style and give their hair some TLC, there are some pretty brilliant haircare sets, too.
And for the friend who never misses a mani—whether it's at home or at the salon—might I suggest a nail gift set? I asked celeb manicurists for their best recommendations. Take a look below for their picks, plus some from our editors.
"Holidays just aren't the same without a little shimmer and sparkle. Check out Jinsoon's Flapper collection—rose gold, rich pewter silver, and a bright sparkly silver topcoat," says celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik, whose clients include Jennifer Lopez and Selena Gomez.
"Holiday gift sets are really fun for the holidays. Opening a small gift every day from an advent calendar is so much fun. Ulta's 12 Days of Nail is a great option, and the best part is you can get a preview of its contents," explains celebrity and editorial manicurist Mimi D. "The advent calendar comes with five polish colors, two top coats, nail stickers, nail gems, a file, and nail-polish-remover pads. You get all of that for $20, which is a perfect stocking stuffer or stand-alone gift."
"But if you really want to spoil the ones you love, professionals know the best manicures and pedicures start with proper prep!" Bachik says. "Create flawless manis and pedis easily at home, or rest at ease by taking your own personal set of tools to your favorite salon. Nothing gives you all the tools and education better than the Tweezerman x Tom Bachik Ultimate Nail Care Set."
"If you're looking to make a purchase for the person who's just getting into nail polish, the Sephora Collection Mini Holiday Vibes Color Hit Nail Polish Set is a great option," suggests Mimi D. "The set features four mini polishes in trending colors and one gold glitter. It also comes with a top coat—perfect to throw in your travel bag for a quick holiday getaway. At $15, you can get one for all of the polish lovers in your life."
Static Nails's polish set comes with eight different colors that are perfect for this cozy time of year. Each of the nail lacquers contains natural antioxidants to give your nails some TLC. It also comes with a primer and top coat to prep and finish the look.
Good for the friend who travels often or is always on the go, this set has all the essentials and then some for your nails. There are 12 tools in the set, and it also comes with a handy traveling case.
Give this one to the most glam person in your life. The set is inspired by the Art Deco era, so it features shimmery polishes and rich crème shades.